Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I certainly irritated someone!

I just had to comment on someone's Independence Day post. I just had to. And she replied quite succinctly. And deleted my comment from her blog. And I deleted her blog from my Favorites and that's that. Guess we can't agree to disagree.

In knitting, here is the sock as of yesterday before fireworks.

More progress was made at the park while waiting for DH to swim with kids.

A closeup of some of the fairisle work:

They are, oh, so unfortunately, too big for me. And quite possibly too small for DH, although they are my style not his. I would do this pattern again, though, or something like it, just with fewer stitches cast on and different patterns in the bands. Of course, then they would be my design, woo-hoo!

Have you ever gone to the website It's very silly and just what it sounds like. But I will end here with my cat on stuff:

Petrie and the treadles. She is the cat of a spinner, after all. She has had a bit of a try at playing with my fiber, but I have successfully discouraged her so far. She also tried to put her foot in between the spokes of the wheel WHILE IT WAS TURNING! Not too smart, but she didn't try it again.

Anyway, hope everyone is safe and healthy and happy this 5th of July! And if you didn't like my political message of yesterday, or even if you did, let me know in the comments. I would love to have a discussion with anyone who can be respectful of others' opinions.


Blogger Weaver Brewer & Fam said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the socks! I'm thinking that maybe they will fit me perfectly. Yup, I'm sure of it! They fit me perfectly! They would look awesome on my feet in the winter with my birkenstock sandals (I wear them every single day snow or not). I keep thinking about learning to knit just so I can knit socks, but I'm not good with "little" things. I like big crochet hooks and fast projects

Love your kitty on your wheel too. I have a Louet S17 and am glad for the solid wheel cause I had nightmares (before I got the wheel) of trying to explain to the ER doc how the kid broke every bone in his/her hand. "Yes, doctor. I was spinning yarn..."

As for the politics, You go Girl! I love to read people's thoughts. If I don't agree, I figure it helps me firm up my ideals. And of course, if I agree, it helps me to know that someone else out there thinks like me. :) I love a blogger who thinks like me, that's why you're in my favorites ;)

7:58 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Thanks, thanks and thanks! It's so nice to know I'm on someone's list out there.

I tried on the sock again last night and actually, although thick due to the stranding, it's okay as long as I pull it up all the way. I think I panicked. But I do need to get these suckers finished. If I take till the 25th, I have to DRIVE them to the fairgrounds, yuck! But there's no way I'll finish them and get them washed and dry by next Wednesday. Ho, hum, a long drive with expensive gas. Have to use DH's car.

If you try going to smaller needles incrementally, soon you will be on sock needles! I knit socks for CIC in worsted yarn on size 4's, 6 spi (which seem huge to me these days) but make lovely socks that don't take too long. Let me know if you would like some coaching!

My kids have only once tried to put their hands in the wheel, but kitty's still small.

And thanks for reading the politics. This country is important to me, but I may end up leaving it someday, which makes me very sad. I sincerely hope that we can regain some measure of oversight this election cycle and perhaps use up all of their time in hearings. But since they care not for the rule of law, who knows what will really work.

Have a lovely day!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I have been way too busy and unable to keep up with my blogs. I just read your 4th post and need to put in my two cents. It was poetic. I so so agree with you. Did you sing America The Beautiful solo? How cool. I'm an alto in my choir. BTW, I'm sorry about the socks not fitting, but they sure are mighty pretty. And, my Esau kitty put her paw in my wheel when it was spinning, too. Once. Fortunately, Boo Boo Kitty is smarter.

9:08 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Thanks for the compliments! Yes, I sang it as a solo. I'm the soprano soloist and section leader at my church and it was my turn. I think I got more nice comments on that than I've ever gotten before, too. The congregation always likes it when they know the material.

The socks fit better than I originally thought and I think they will be fine. I might do the heels and toes a bit shallower on the second one, though. I have arrived at the last cuff band on the first sock. But I will have to drive them to the fair, yuck!

Petrie the kitty is a bit obsessed with my knitting, but I hope it will pass!

Have a lovely!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Heide said...

Someday I hope to learn to spin. I've tried a drop spindle, but my left hand is pretty much useless (ms thing) and I can't keep it moving the right direction for a long enough period of time to make the fiber grab.
Thank you for your encouraging comments on the Girl Scout Camp. I really enjoy working with the girls. I'm going to let our PA take care of the marching songs, etc. Those young ladies are really great to work with. I may take on starting a Daisy Troop for my youngest daughter this year. The one that my middle daughter was in converted to Brownies when the leader's daughter progressed. Any tips, etc. are greatly appreciated!
We were able to enroll our daughters in a Washington State health insurance program called "Healthy Kids". Unfortunately, there is no such program available in our state for adults. We were able to find one plan, but the coverage was so horrible and the deductables so high that the COBRA offered through my husband's former job was actually a better deal at $1,100 a month! I'm still researching though and something will come up. Our biggest problem is my M.S. is pre-existing and the meds are outrageously expensive (one prescription alone is over $1,500 a month).
I'm very curious now as to what you could have said in a comment that would have illicited such a strong response from the blog's owner. Personally, if I were her I'd simply leave the comment on and politely and intelligently address the comment with one of my own. The only time I've deleted a comment was once when someone left something sexually vulgar. I also added the security code requirements then too. Oh, dear, I've rambled too much. Love the socks, they are amazing!

7:57 AM  
Blogger sopranospinner said...

Sorry about the M.S. and the insurance difficulties. That would worry me so much! Sounds like you're on top of the Girl Scout program, though, yay!

I had a Brownie Troop and a Daisy troop last year and the Daisy material is VERY easy to do. The meetings are also shorter. But I have had to say that I can't do two Brownie Troops at the same time as well as I would like. Luckily both troops have three leaders so I can bow out of one (mostly) and concentrate on the older girls. I don't have a daughter in that troop so it has to be the one that I am less involved with.

Glad you like the socks. First one is finished, second toe is cast on and started. They do look huge, but I think with a slightly shallower toe and heel, they will fit. I will someday end up redoing the heel and toe of the first sock if the second sock fits. But not before the fair!

Spinning wise, maybe supported spindles are for you. They spin FOREVER, and the left hand has only to hold the spinning shaft from falling over while the right hand does everything else. And Long Draw is like magic! Or there's something called a Spindolyn (I think) that sits in a thing that even keeps it upright. Anyway, I'm sure there's a tool out there that would suit you, if you really want to try it.

I agree on the comment deleting. I wouldn't do it to someone just for disagreeing with me politically. Plus I was polite and (I think) articulate. But there are some on the right who are fearful of us on the left. Well, lots on the right. Let's hope rightly so on election day...

Thanks for visiting!

2:54 PM  

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